GPS shit itself

 Crew my beloved and ancient hand held Garmin has shit itself,


For the past few years i've known this day will come and am now kicking myself i didnt have a lot of my fav spots saved elsewhere, only on there.


Does anyone know a good GPS doctor that might be able to help me salvage my marks?



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 There is a bloke down

Wed, 2018-09-12 10:28

 There is a bloke down Mandurah way that is good with that type of thing. Think his user name is moose something here. 


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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 only moose something i can

Wed, 2018-09-12 13:39

 only moose something i can think of is moosenuckle. he lives in mandurah so he might be the one.

not good to loose all your spots Timboon. hope you can salvage them. 


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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Pm mooseknuckle

Wed, 2018-09-12 15:33

On site. Brilliant with electronics.

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Is Th issue with the screen,

Wed, 2018-09-12 18:53

Is the issue with the screen, th power or something else? I also have an old school hand held Garmin

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When i was up north it would

Wed, 2018-09-12 19:10

When i was up north it would get wet and then not allowed to dry properly and that happened enough times that it started to do some funky things, like there was two buttons pressed at same time or the cursor would move on its own...


Then had trouble turning it on and eventually now it wont....

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Cheers guys

Wed, 2018-09-12 20:49

 Yep my reputation preceeds me.

PMs have been sent. We will see if i can wave the magic wand.

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Reminder to all

Thu, 2018-09-13 08:28

All electronic gear will eventually fail in a marine environment. I have witnessed way too many failures that are not recoverable and seen the devastation at the realisation of years of lost waypoints. Luckily i am at about a 50% recovery rate so some people walk away happy. Work out a way of backing up and religiously do it. Keep a reminder like April Fools day or something that will trigger your memory.